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Jan 23, 2011 21:33 |  #1

Anyone here actually shoot a ceremony in a literal cave before?
i tell ya, i'm super excited to get this gig, as its just so different for me.
some of places i've shot in before felt like caves (light wise) but this is first for me.

anyone else ever have an opportunity like this?
any suggestions/words of advice?

i'm sure i'll be using off camera flash, along with maxing out iso and aperatures, fast primes, IS on zooms, tripod if necessary, etc. etc.


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Jan 23, 2011 22:55 |  #2

bigarchi wrote in post #11701466 (external link)
any suggestions/words of advice?

Yes. Scope the site. Bring the happy couple with you so you can test some shots. Play with lighting, angles, et al. If you can't get the happy couple, bring a couple of friends and have them play models. That's what I'd want to do. Enjoy and have fun!


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Jan 24, 2011 07:53 |  #3

mathogre wrote in post #11701999 (external link)
Scope the site.

great idea. too bad the place is like a 3-1/2 hr drive each way.
luckily its not until the fall, so i might have a chance to swing by between now and then.


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Jan 24, 2011 10:52 |  #4

not sure if the cave is a popular place for weddings but you might find photos of it online that would help. google the town that the cave is in and see what comes up.


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Jan 24, 2011 12:15 |  #5

A cave really isn't much different than shooting outside at night. Fast glass + High ISO + 2 or 3 lights on stands shining in to room + speedlite on camera w/ roge flash bender.

I'd also find out if they are paying for lighting, and I'd also find out of their entertainment is providing any lighting..


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Jan 24, 2011 12:32 |  #6

I actually considered a cave for my own wedding! But in the end opted for a tree house instead. :) I've shot in some interesting places but never a cave! Sounds like fun!


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Jan 24, 2011 15:40 |  #7

suecassidy wrote in post #11704446 (external link)
not sure if the cave is a popular place for weddings but you might find photos of it online that would help. google the town that the cave is in and see what comes up.

the cave is Howe's cavern, and unfortunately the photos i've been finding online are less than inspirational.
mostly just point and shoot, direct flash.
and none of them give me any sense of the space, just photos with people standing in front of rock :)

wdwpsu wrote in post #11704916 (external link)
A cave really isn't much different than shooting outside at night. Fast glass + High ISO + 2 or 3 lights on stands shining in to room + speedlite on camera w/ roge flash bender.

i completely agree. i think that is how i'm going to aproach it.

wdwpsu wrote in post #11704916 (external link)
I'd also find out if they are paying for lighting, and I'd also find out of their entertainment is providing any lighting..

unfortunately only the ceremony itself is in the cave, the reception will be in a normal reception hall.
I'm not sure what the lighting is down there yet, but dj lighting won't be of any consequence.
but good thinkin :)

PeaceFire wrote in post #11704983 (external link)
I actually considered a cave for my own wedding! But in the end opted for a tree house instead. :) I've shot in some interesting places but never a cave! Sounds like fun!

i think it should be fun! the couple seems to be fun, and they are all about the venue, so that'll make all the difference in the world.
i might be able to get them to even do a TTD wearing miner's helmets and lights in some of the more remote sections of the caverns :) *fingers crossed*
Its too bad its just the ceremony below ground, but i'm still pumped.


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Feb 17, 2011 13:57 |  #8

have your assistant dress up like batman then lurk around in the background of your pictures!!

boy, that would be a fun assignment! make sure u show us your pictures!!


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Feb 17, 2011 20:00 |  #9

howzitboy wrote in post #11862412 (external link)
have your assistant dress up like batman then lurk around in the background of your pictures!!

boy, that would be a fun assignment! make sure u show us your pictures!!

genius! hahaha

funny timing, there is totally a bat flying around in my attic as we speak!


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Feb 21, 2011 14:55 |  #10

Sounds like a lot of fun! Best of luck!


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Feb 21, 2011 19:02 |  #11

Sounds like a fun gig! I'm sure all of the photos will come out very interesting.




  
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